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Old 09-12-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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What is the most remote place you've ever taken your AS?

I've owned several Jeeps over the years, and did a lot of primitive camping in places not many get to go. I'm much older now and this old body can't sleep on a stoney ground anymore, without being in pain the next day.

Just wondering how far away from civilization you've taken you're AS. Boondocking in an AS in the most remote places appeals to me.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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Probably the most remote place was way back in 1979 or 80 when we drove the South Canol (Canadian oil) road in the Yukon. Very remote, not sure if you can even get through anymore.

But you don't have to be real far away to be remote, nor do you have to drive terrible roads. There are lots and lots of Forest Service campgrounds which are little used and very quiet, at least in parts of Idaho and Montana and Washington. Just go slightly off season. Like now.

Tonight I am at a Forest Service Campground called Indian Trees, just north of Lost Trail Pass in Montana. It is about a half mile off the main highway 93. Very nice place, and after Sept 1, no fees at all. Last night I was at Lake Alva FS campground, north of Seeley Lake MT, again, no fees, quiet and almost no one there. BTW, net service from Verizon at both, which is how I can post this.

So, remote is more of a state of mind to me. If there is no one nearby, I call it remote. If I am the only one in the campground, it is remote. If it is quiet, it is remote. And 99.9% of RV people never go to these places. They want, need, crave hookups. I like to be comfortable and independent with lights, heat and so on, but not have any connections or services other than what I carry with me.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:06 AM   #3
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...remote is more of a state of mind to me. If there is no one nearby, I call it remote.
Thank you, and I totally agree. When I was young, a friend and I tent camped most of California in the off season. It was in the early spring when we came into Yosemite, and while we weren't alone, there weren't a lot of people there, it was a life changing experience for me.

You're so right, maybe remote is just being away from crowds. I left a job in Dallas for a job with Amazon in Seattle eleven years ago, and we drove from Dallas to Seattle, accidentally stopping by one of the most beautiful places along the way, The Great Sand Dunes, in Colorado. My children, now almost grown, still talk about that visit.

In fact years earlier, we stayed at a KOA in Chunky, MS. Walking back to our campsite after taking my youngest to the bathroom, I looked up and the Milky Way was in view better than I have ever seen it. I showed it to Willow and we laid on the ground looking at it. She's 14 now and it is her earliest memory.

I suppose it isn't being remote as much as being away from the distractions of our modern world.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:54 AM   #4
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Last summer on the edge of Dease Lake , off the Cassier Highway , heading south out of the Yukon Territory. Very little traffic on this road , and we were able to maneuver to a spot to where the awning was almost over the water . What a wonderful spot to sit enjoying some fresh coffee and watch the sun setting behind the mountains on the far side of the mirror glass smooth water. Seemed as if there were no one else around for hundreds of miles in any direction. Peaceful ! to say the least !
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I've got Fl gator plates on my truck. Camped in Ohio shortly after Fl beat Ohio state in football for the national championship several years ago. Never felt so isolated or remote in my life! Does that count? Jim
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Last summer on the edge of Dease Lake , off the Cassier Highway , heading south out of the Yukon Territory. Very little traffic on this road , and we were able to maneuver to a spot to where the awning was almost over the water . What a wonderful spot to sit enjoying some fresh coffee and watch the sun setting behind the mountains on the far side of the mirror glass smooth water. Seemed as if there were no one else around for hundreds of miles in any direction. Peaceful ! to say the least !
Camped at that same lake on the way to Alaska in '10. Beautiful!
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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Spent a week alongside a stream in the Gunnison Nat'l Forest about 20 miles from the nearest paved road.
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Running low on gas, got off I-84 at Corbett, Oregon. Didn't know it was straight up hill with 180° switchbacks.

Shoulda waited for the next exit.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:05 AM   #9
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I have my generator on order and have a boondocking weekend planned with a buddy - he owns a "remote" lake property - no one around for a mile or more - psyched - good access too

I've been already researching the web for remote sites USFS, wildlife management areas, and found some primitive CoE places to try out that seem to have "spots" developed but barely used

With just a bit of research and a bit of scouting - you can feel more isolated easy it seems

Y'all out west are quite spoiled and I can only imagine parts of Canada offer amazing possibilities

I think for me for the most remote locally - I will scout a lot up around fort Payne AL - I love it up there and I hope I can find a spot to get away in that area as I love it there - let the search begin


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Last summer on the edge of Dease Lake , off the Cassier Highway , heading south out of the Yukon Territory. Very little traffic on this road , and we were able to maneuver to a spot to where the awning was almost over the water . What a wonderful spot to sit enjoying some fresh coffee and watch the sun setting behind the mountains on the far side of the mirror glass smooth water. Seemed as if there were no one else around for hundreds of miles in any direction. Peaceful ! to say the least !
I camped there in the early 80's with the Airstream. Even more remote at that time.

(dontcha just hate those kind of I did it before you kind of comments...LOL)
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My father-in-law's deer lease in East Texas back in the early '70s. Down many miles of one lane dirt road. The only things along that road thru the piney woods of East Texas were oil wells.

No sounds of civilization at all. Just us and the deer, squirrels, and birds. Not quite the end of the world, but very close. Almost Heaven!
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Corbett, OR.

Running low on gas, got off I-84 at Corbett, Oregon. Didn't know it was straight up hill with 180° switchbacks.

Shoulda waited for the next exit.
Caught my attention with that one,my older brother lives right close to Corbett, know the area well. Wish i would have moved out there when i was young like he did.
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I camped there in the early 80's with the Airstream. Even more remote at that time.

(dontcha just hate those kind of I did it before you kind of comments...LOL)
We boondocked for a month up the original Alkan through British Columbia, Yukon Territory , and Alaska back in 1970 , before there was a Cassier Highway . Great adventure with the road being mostly as the US Army left it , and Dirt, Rocks and mud the whole way . A lot of the old Army buildings and runways were still there and made great campsites for the night.
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That is as remote as I would EVER want to take an Airstream Motorhome
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